Horse Health Matters®

Horse Rhythms and Movements from Walk to Gallop and in Between

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:01

Read to learn how close attention to your horse's rhythms and movements can improve your interactions with your horse …

Safe First Horseback Rides -Tips for the First-Time Rider

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 24, 2017 15:09

Learn about teaching children who are going on a first ride what they need to know and what to do to fully enjoy riding horses …

Rehabilitating a Neglected Horse Requires Critical Care

by Anna Sochocky

June 21, 2018 14:30

The neglected horse has many needs including critical care for any wounds, curling or cracked hoofs, dental and skin problems, and deworming as well as a …

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

Tip of the Day

Products containing glucosamine and/or condroitin sulfate are one of the most common feed additives. Questions about bioavialability when administered orally and overall efficacy are not completely understood.

Healthy Barn

Horse Barn Management and Housekeeping

EquiMed Staff

Horse Barn Management and Housekeeping

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2017 16:25

Learn the 4 principles of effective barn management and how attention to details will minimize risks and maintain a healthy environment for your horse, as well …

Christmas (and all year round) Homemade Horse Treats

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 14:59

Surprise your horses this holiday season (or whenever) with some delicous and nutritious horse treats. These homemade delights are so good, you will be tempted …

Feeding Straw to the Insulin Resistant Horse May Be a Mistake

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:12

To determine whether a forage is safe to feed free-choice to an insulin resistant horse, pay attention to three key indicators: Non-structural carbohydrates, …

Nutrition

How to sample your horse's hay

Mark Sellers

How to sample your horse's hay

by Mark Sellers

May 6, 2017 13:36

The nutritional content of your hay depends on a lot of factors. Because of this, it is important to test your hay for proper nutritional balance, especially if …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Saddle blanket

A wool or synthetic blanket that is placed between the saddle and the equine's back. Used to prevent chafing and to better secure the saddle from slipping.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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No hoof, no horse.

English Proverb

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